how do i handle a suggestee execution
State/Country relating to Question: West Virginia
just got letter in mail today had no idea about this
Hello, and thank you for contacting the just answer team. Did you lose a lawsuit or do you have a judgment against you from a creditor of some kind?Thanks
it was a creditor my wife owed and i guess my name was on the account also
The issue here is that once the suggestee execution has been granted, there isn't much to be done other than paying off the debt. You can petition the court to alter the amount taken from each paycheck (presumably it is a lien on your wages), but you are going to have to show considerable need. If you can't afford to have the amount owed taken out of your paychecks, then I would (1) Contact the creditor to see if something else can be worked out, and if not (2) Hire an attorney to petition the court to alter the amount of each payment due to need on your part. Unfortunately, at this point you already have a judgment against you and a lien in place, so I would take the following steps immediately. For a referral to an attorney in your area of West Virginia, contact the West Virginia Bar Association HERE. I hope this helps, and thank you for the opportunity to answer your question. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Otherwise, please remember to click the green ACCEPT button so that I can receive credit for my work. Take care
but i was nevern given a chance to pay it
Presumably, at some point you or your wife were sent a collection demand, because the creditor would have had to have proven to the judge that attempts to collect were made. However, if you truly were not given a chance to pay the debt, the steps listed above would still be your best bet. Contact the creditor to see about paying the debt, and if they are unwilling to work with you, then petition the court (preferably with the assistance of an attorney) to have the payments altered. I hope this helps further, but let me know if you have any other questions. Otherwise, please remember to click the green ACCEPT button so that I can receive credit for my work. Take care
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